Despite the vibrant beauty of his drawings, Eugene Andolsek never considered himself to be an artist. Nor, did he ever live to know that his kaleidoscopic artworks would one day be featured in an exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum

You see, Eugene (a stenographer for the Rock Island Railroad), created these drawings in secret on his kitchen table every evening after work in order to escape the dreariness of his everyday life.USE-2

Created on graph paper using a compass, coloured inks and eye-droppers, once they were finished, he put away his dazzling artworks in a trunk. It was only when Eugene got older and needed help at home that these dazzling pieces were discovered and brought to the attention of the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. As you’d imagine, once on display, they amazed viewers who continue to tell this bittersweet story!